Nest Smoke Alarms Can Tell Smoke From Steam Now, But Wave Feature Still Doesn’t Work

Nest Smoke Alarms Can Tell Smoke From Steam Now, But Wave Feature Still Doesn’t Work

When it comes to smoke detectors, the only thing worse than a screeching alarm when there’s no fire in your home is when the alarm doesn’t go off when there is a real fire. One of these problems is annoying, and the other can be life-threatening. In lab tests and real-life situations, users of the Nest Protect smoke alarm have reported both issues, and Google-owned Nest has really only been able to fix one of them. [More]

Sales Of Nest Smoke Detectors Resume (At A Cheaper Price) After Two-Month Pause

Sales Of Nest Smoke Detectors Resume (At A Cheaper Price) After Two-Month Pause

Two months after Google-owned Nest pulled the Nest Protect smoke detectors from the market due to an inconvenient tendency to turn off when it shouldn’t, the devices are now for sale again. And this time, at a lower price. [More]

Nest Officially Recalls Smoke Alarms, But You Just Need To Connect Yours To Web To Fix

Nest Officially Recalls Smoke Alarms, But You Just Need To Connect Yours To Web To Fix

Last month, the folks at Google-owned Nest alerted owners of the company’s Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detectors that an software glitch could, under very specific circumstances, cause the device to delay sounding the alarm. Today, the company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission made it official with a formal recall announcement. [More]

Nest Halts Smoke Detector Sales Because Incredibly Convenient Feature Could Delay Alarm

Nest Halts Smoke Detector Sales Because Incredibly Convenient Feature Could Delay Alarm

If you like to cook, you probably know the hassle of flailing around with a towel, trying to quiet a smoke detector that has misinterpreted smoke from fat drippings as a sign of a dangerous fire. One of the big selling points of Nest’s recently released Protect smoke detectors is that they can be silenced with a wave of the hand. However, it’s this very convenient feature that has caused the company to stop selling new Protects pending a fix. [More]